Website Accessibility Checklist

Make your website accessible to people with disabilities
Website Accessibility Checklist

Website accessibility checklist gives you some tips to guide you towards changes you can make so that your website can be more accessible to people with disabilities.

Website Accessibility can make a huge difference to so many people.

Making changes to your website will enable blind, deaf and other disabled people to enjoy your content. These changes will make sure everyone is included.

Non-disabled users are unlikely to even be aware what changes you make to help improve website accesiblity to everyone. Many without realising may even start to use features that have been implemented specially for people with disabilities, but offer convenience for all.

If you want more detailed guide to website accesiibility take a look at W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which covers a wide range of recommendations to make websites more accessible.

Make sure have made your website accessiblitly a top priority before your website launch.

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Website Accessibility Checklist

Images

Include a ALT text alternative for important Images.

People with sight impairment listen to alt text to hear what the image represents.

Audio and Video

Include subtitles, captions or a written transcripts available for video and audio content.

People with hearing impairment use captions and subtitles to read what is being heard. Allow the ability to pause or stop.

Colours

Ensure there is a high contrast between text colour and the
background. Do not use colour as a prompt or way to convey information.

Low contrast makes it difficult for people with sight impairment.

Text

Check that your text can be made larger and smaller and the web page continues to make sense.

People with low visibility increase the text size to view the information.

Navigation

Access available without a mouse.

Keyboard-only or voice-only users can only access areas that doesn’t rely on a mouse click.

Links

Describe where the link is going, what the link is for or what the purpose is.

People listening to link descriptions need to know what the link is or if it is somewhere they want to go.

Forms

Clearlabels placed immediately next to fields.

People using assistive technologies need to identify what is needed in each field and will listen to the instructions.

Time Limits

Try not to include or impose time limits on users.

Any type of time limit should have the ability to be adjusted or turned off.

Documents

Links to documents contain the document type and file size.

All documents are available in an accessible version.

Flashing

Another thing to beware of along with website accessibility is put flashing text to get attention. 

More than three flashes per second is known to cause seizures.

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